Christina Ricci hailed Jenna Ortega’s portrayal of Wednesday Addams – 30 years after playing the iconic role in the Addams Family films.
Christina, 42, starred in the 1991 film The Addams Family and its 1993 sequel Addams Family Values on Wednesday – amid a star-studded cast including Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd.
Jenna has now taken on the role for the next Netflix show on Wednesday, where Christina will also play her schoolteacher Marilyn Thornhill. The show is set to debut on November 23.
Speaking to Extra at the CFDA Fashion Awards this week, Christina said “the whole cast is amazing.” Jenna is so amazing on the show. She’s like, people are just going to freak out how good she is.
Strange: Christina Ricci hailed Jenna Ortega’s portrayal of Wednesday Addams (right on the Netflix show Wednesday) – 30 years after she played the iconic role (left) in the Addams Family films
The Man Who Cried star also spared some warm words for Gwendoline Christie, who rose to fame as the loyal and hulking soldier Brienne Of Tarth on Game Of Thrones.
Christina hailed Gwendoline as “an icon of icons and she’s on the show being iconic and it’s really, it’s a great show”.
She spilled: ‘You know, I have a lot, like, obviously, like, so much love and attachment to the Wednesdays that I’ve been acting in and those movies. And so being invited to be part of the new iteration was really meaningful to me.
‘Jenna is so amazing’: Speaking to Extra at the CFDA Fashion Awards this week, Christina said that ‘the whole cast is amazing’. Jenna is so amazing on the show. She’s like, people just gonna freak out how good she is’
Tim Burton, for whom Christina worked on the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp, also helped develop Wednesday and directed several episodes.
In her new red carpet interview with Extra, she hinted at her history with the legendary director, saying “working with Tim again was great.”
The Addams Family is originally a comic strip by Charles Addams and has been adapted many times, first as a beloved television show in the 1960s.
Reunion: Tim Burton, for whom Christina worked on the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp (pictured), also helped develop on Wednesday and directed several episodes
Movies and TV adaptations abounded in the decades since, and even a Broadway musical starring Nathan Lane opened in 2010.
Releasing on November 23, Wednesday’s new show features a brilliant cast of names such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, who plays family matriarch Morticia Addams.
The lineup includes Luis Guzman as the father of the Gomez Adams family and Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester’s former Jackie Coogan.
The Addams Family originated from a Charles Addams comic strip and became a beloved TV show in the 1960s starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones (pictured)